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Family affair

Released at: 23:24, 05/02/2014

Family affair

Furama Villas at Furama Resort Danang are perfect for family holidays.

Taking the family away for a well-deserved holiday is something we all love to do, and there are some stunning places in central Vietnam that offer excellent weather and superb attractions. Furama Resort Danang has become one of the top family holiday resorts and is also popular for groups of friends who want to take in the relaxing atmosphere that the beach is famous for.

Five years after returning to Furama Resort Danang, the first five-star resort in Vietnam, we had a totally different experience when staying at Furama Villas - an expansion of the Furama Resort Danang. For families, booking a villa is a great way to take a holiday.

From the moment we were picked up at the airport we were offered flowers, cold towels, chilled water and delicious fruit, and we knew that our holiday at the Furama was starting off just right, like it did five years ago. Greeted at the reception by the friendly staff we enjoyed our complimentary dragon fruit drinks and were escorted to our beach front villa.

On the way to the villa by buggy, we felt like we’d become lost in a forest with many huge trees, flowers, birds and cicadas. I’ve had the chance to travel and stay at some of the five-star resorts in central Vietnam but Furama Resort is the only one with many huge trees and flowers. 

The Furama Villas are located to the south of the Furama Resort Danang, covering more than one kilometre of prime beach frontage. The Villa complex is set alongside the “Five Star” beach road that stretches from Furama, past Marble Mountains and continuing on to the ancient town of Hoi An. Designed by award-winning Australian architects, Denton Corker & Marshall, with interior design by Hirsch Bedner & Associates, Hong Kong, the beautiful complex consists of 131 villas, each complete with their own private pool and uninterrupted access to the luxurious white sand beach front.

The choice of a Diamond Villa at Furama Villas means a relaxed family holiday with the promise of a private pool and is surprisingly affordable. The villa is constructed from sustainable materials, including rattan, wood and stone, combined with the impressive beauty of the natural surroundings for a unique exterior and state-of-the-art interior. The simple lines of the marble and glass restrooms in the public and ensuite are supreme luxury. The polished banister and continuous staircase is distinct and inviting to the bedrooms and family entertaining floors above. The bedrooms are fitted in warm and natural colours that maximise the surrounding beauty and cheerful character that inhabitants will wake to each day. The directional interior style and architecture design are imbued with touches that evoke the grandeur of a bygone era. All of these make Furama Villas different to other villas that have been opened in central Vietnam. 

After checking in we walked around the villa to the beach. The beach is breathtaking, with white sands and a blue sky meeting the blue sea. It’s worthy of the title “one of the most luxurious beaches in the world”, as Forbes magazine said. Staying at Furama Villas you also have access to services and facilities such as five-star restaurants, bars and clubs.
Mr Matthias Wiesmann, General Manager of Furama Resort Danang, said: “Da Nang is seeing great development in the tourism and service industry by offering more choices of hotels and resorts as well as in organising several sporting and cultural activities. At Furama Resort we are trying to offer new products and services to respond to market requests and maintain the brand reputation as well as our leading position in the region.” 

Furama Resort has recently opened The Steak House and other leisure areas for children. It also organises a variety of activities such as art exhibitions, a village market for the Tet holidays, buffet dinner for Independence Day, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and the Mid-Autumn Festival. After 15 years Furama Resort Danang has received many awards from different local and international magazines, such as Top 10 Best Luxury Beach Resort in Asia, Green Resort, and Best Dream Hotel in Asia, to name just a few. 

Hotels & resorts in brief

  • Sandy Beach Non Nuoc Resort is launching a special promotion for two people staying at the resort for three days two nights, with a price tag of only VND5.2 million ($247). Valid from January 25 through February 15, other perks include round-trip airport transfers and extended stays at a special rate of VND2 million ($95) per room per night, including breakfast. 
  • New World Hotel will have a Saigon Soul Pool Party at its Splash Bar from 10am until 11pm from February 15 to March 29, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding city.
  • Best Western Premier Indochine Palace Hue is offering a Festival Hue Package at VND1,800,000 ($85 net) for two people valid from April 5 to 27, including two days and one night’s accommodation in a Palace Deluxe room, a welcome fruit basket on arrival and buffet breakfast.
  • Karma Spa at Grand Mercure Danang Hotel is offering a spa package for the spring. The package starts with a calming foot bath and foot exfoliation to revive tired feet, while a special blend of uplifting body oils and oriental massage technique helps to soothe muscles and improve blood circulation. Head massage and foot reflexology will provide you with overall wellness. The price is VND1,200,000 ($57) net per person for 100 minutes. On February 14 there is a Valentine’s promotion, with couple packages subject to a 20 per cent discount.
  • Eden Resort Phu Quoc is offering a honeymoon package at VND7,770,000 ($370) net per couple valid until May 3. The promotion includes two night’s accommodation in a Sea View Deluxe room, daily breakfast for two, complimentary round-trip airport transfers, one candlelit dinner, a sparkling bottle of wine for two and two vouchers for a 60-minute massage.

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